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Agrarian Scholars Earned College Degrees

Six recipients of the Programang Agraryo Iskolar (PAI) in Region VIII joined the thousands of other graduates who earned their college degrees this year.
 
Three scholars graduated from the Eastern Samar State University (ESSU) – Main Campus and one each from the Visayas State University (VSU) Tolosa, Leyte Campus, Southern Leyte State University (SLSU) Tomas Oppus campus and Naval State University (NSU) in Naval, Biliran.
 
All three graduates from ESSU in Borongan City graduated with a degree in Engineering: Grace Lumaghos and Christian Jay Lopido finished Civil Engineering, while Andrie Caspe completed a course in Electrical Engineering.
 
Meanwhile Gabriel Abad, Alma Labastida and Aigy Rose completed BS Fisheries (VSU), BS in Information Technology (SLSU) and BS Education (NSU), respectively.
 
The six graduates are dependents of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) that made them qualify to avail the PAI offered by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).PAI is among the numerous support services extended under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).
 
DAR started offering the scholarship program to deserving dependents of ARBs in 2003. Since then, 2,494 recipients have already graduated from various courses all over the country as of 2012.
 
According to DAR Regional Director Eliasem Castillo, 108 recipients have earned college degrees in Eastern Visayas this April. He added that many of these graduates have landed better paying jobs both in the region and in Metro Manila.
 
In 2009, one of the PAI recipients placed 5th in the Agricultural Engineering Board exam. Currently he is in Belgium taking up advanced studies.

Region VIII News

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September 23, 2016 15

Ormoc farmers excited on first harvest

TACLOBAN CITY, LEYTE, Sept. 22 (PIA) – After 16 years of waiting, members of the Bugho Farmers Association (BFA) in Ormoc City are now excited for their first harvest come first week of October. Rosenda Apay, chairperson of the BFA, happily announced this as… Read More..
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Sep 22, 2016 16

KAISAHAN lauds successful farmer installation in Ormoc

The KAISAHAN, a non-government organization supporting agrarian reform and rural development based in Quezon City commended the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) for the successful installation of farmer beneficiaries in Barangay Sumangga and Barangay… Read More..
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Sep 21, 2016 15

DAR turns over fmr in Leyte

VILLABA, Leyte--“This is a dream come true!” said Barangay Sambulawan Chairwoman Tessie Mayot during the turnover rites of the 3.4-kilometer rehabilitated farm-to-market road, which now connects Barangay Casili-on and Sambulawan to the national highway.Mayot,… Read More..
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Aug 22, 2016 37

DAR rehabilitates 10-km Tarangnan road in Samar

QUEZON CITY, Aug. 20 – No more bumpy rides from Barangay Balugo to the town proper of Tarangnan in Samar, after the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) rehabilitated the 10-kilometer road. Read More..

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